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Box > Chi Cubs 7, Cincinnati 1
Prior + power = Cubs romp
The Cubs received home runs from Corey Patterson -- who also took one away -- Michael Barrett and Derrek Lee, while Aramis Ramirez drove in two runs. Mark Prior earned his second win in as many starts to begin the season with another splendid outing.
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Corey Patterson takes a home run away from Cincinnati's Joe Randa in the first inning. (Al Behrman/AP)
Brandon Claussen, making his season debut, surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits while striking out six in five innings. Wily Mo Pena doubled and scored, but that was all Cincinnati's offense could muster in the series' closer.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (7-7)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 7, Cincinnati 1   CIN
Cincinnati (7-6)
Lost 1
April 19, 2005
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Chi Cubs
1 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 0   7 11 1
Cincinnati
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 2
Standings through 4/19/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Reds Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, RF3110011.292
Burnitz, RF1010000.296
Patterson, CF5221002.306
Garciaparra, SS5000015.163
Ramirez, 3B5022012.264
Lee, 1B4221012.385
Dubois, LF3000022.267
Bartosh, P00000001.000
Perez, 2B3001101.344
Barrett, C4121001.163
Prior, P3110011.500
a-Hollandsworth, PH-LF1000001.220
Totals3771161718 

a-Flied out for Prior in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hairston (3, Claussen), Burnitz (5, Valentine).
HR: Patterson (3, 1st inning off Claussen, 0 on, 1 out), Barrett (2, 6th inning off Coffey, 0 on, 2 out), Lee (4, 8th inning off Valentine, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Burnitz 2; Patterson 5; Ramirez 2; Lee 5; Barrett 5; Prior.
RBI: Patterson (7), Ramirez 2 (11), Perez (6), Barrett (6), Lee (17).
2-out RBI: Barrett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Dubois; Ramirez 2.
GIDP: Perez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee (2, 2nd base off Coffey/Valentin).

FIELDING
E: Garciaparra (1, throw).
DP: (Lee-Garciaparra-Lee).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, 2B3010100.375
Griffey, CF3000112.262
Casey, 1B4000013.250
Randa, 3B4000001.326
Dunn, LF3010110.250
Pena, RF4110002.333
Aurilia, SS4000012.171
Valentin, C3010011.286
Claussen, P1000012.000
a-Cruz, PH1000000.143
Coffey, P0000000.000
b-Jimenez, PH1000000.190
Valentine, P0000000.000
Totals311403613 

a-Flied out for Claussen in the 5th. b-Lined out for Coffey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pena (5, Prior), Dunn (4, Prior).
TB: Freel; Dunn 2; Pena 2; Valentin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Claussen; Valentin; Aurilia.
GIDP: Casey.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Griffey (1, throw), Freel (1, throw).
DP: (Aurilia-Freel-Casey).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior (W, 2-0)7.04102600.00
Bartosh 2.00001001.42
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Claussen (L, 0-1)5.07430615.40
Coffey 2.02220019.00
Valentine 2.02111114.26

WP: Claussen.
HBP: Dubois (by Claussen), Hairston (by Coffey).
Pitches-strikes: Prior 98-66, Bartosh 27-15, Claussen 73-50, Coffey 35-21, Valentine 28-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Prior 6-9, Bartosh 4-2, Claussen 5-4, Coffey 4-2, Valentine 2-3.
Batters faced: Prior 28, Bartosh 6, Claussen 22, Coffey 9, Valentine 9.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 25,373.

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